My name is Sam, and I make videos that explore the art, history, and culture of the collectible card game Magic: the Gathering. I have been working on Rhystic Studies since 2013. 

In 2021, I received my Ph.D. in Italian Studies from The University of Texas at Austin. The research and writing skills I developed in graduate school inform my approach to every video project. 

Alongside my creative work, I enjoy distance running, playing electric guitar, reading novels, making handmade pasta, and drawing with ink pens. My undying love for black coffee gets me through the long script edits.

Thanks for watching my videos. Cheers. 

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